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Evan Whyland
Days of our Lives
Portrayed by Lane Davies
Current status Former; Regular
Duration 1981-82
First appearance June 19, 1981
Last appearance September 22, 1982
Cause/reason Died
Gender Male
Cause of death Died while in surgery
Occupation Doctor
Residence Salem, Illinois (at time if death)
Parents Stuart Whyland
Romances Maggie Horton
Sandy Horton

Evan Whyland is a character from the soap opera Days of Our Lives, portrayed by Lane Davies from 1981-82.


Evan was a doctor at Salem University Hospital. He was romantically linked to Sandy Horton and was originally believed to be Sarah Horton's biological father until it was revealed that Neil Curtis had been Maggie Horton Kiriakis's sperm donor.

Evan came to Salem to accept a position at Salem University Hospital. Soon after he learned from Neil Curtis that his sperm was used to inseminate Maggie Horton, and he began to call on Maggie and pay close attention to her. Later Evan began to date Lorie Masters and the two married. They wanted to have children, but Lori was unable to. Evan went to Neil, who found a surrogate mother, Maggie Horton. However, Lorie was killed in 1981 by the Salem Strangler.

In 1981 Evan learned from Neil Curtis that he was the sperm donor for Maggie Horton's baby. Evan wanted custody of Sarah, but after a legal battle with Mickey and Maggie he lost. Evan still payed visits to Maggie and Sarah from time to time, and on one visit he hid a safe deposit box key at Maggie's. The key opened a box which held evidence of money laundering by the DiMera family and their involvement in Stuart's death and used it to blackmail.

In 1982 Evan became engaged to Sandy Horton, and bought her a very expensive engagement ring. However Sandy soon learned he was fooling around behind her back she quickly broke off the engagement, and told Maggie she could kill Evan for what he did. Later Evan was forced to undergo surgery, and Sandy had to perform it. Alex Marshall, now working for Stefano DiMera, switched Alex's chart and as a result he was given a penicillin he was allergic to and died. Alex's last words were about Stefano, which led Mickey Horton and Don Craig to do some investigating.